Charles W. Smith, Jr., Collection

Manuscript Collection #228
Smith, Charles W.
Physical description
0.11 Cubic Feet, 5 items , consisting of correspondence, contract, and a newspaper.
Preferred Citation
Charles W. Smith, Jr. (#228), East Carolina Manuscript Collection, J. Y. Joyner Library, East Carolina University, Greenville, North Carolina, USA.
ECU Manuscript Collection
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Collection (1868-1897) consisting of correspondence, contract and a newspaper.

Scope and arrangement

Correspondence in the collection pertains to politics and real estate. A letter (August, 1868) written from Queens County, N.Y., comments on national political activities and predicts an end to Radical [Republican] domination. The writer also cautions against publicizing pro-Confederate Democratic views. A second letter (February, 1890) pertains to the purchase of a 3,000 acre tract of land near Croatan by a Boston firm mentions the possible formation of an improvements syndicate in North Carolina using European capital.

Also included is a sharecroppers contract (1888) for farming land in Craven County, a description (undated) of Clermont Plantation on Trent River, and a copy of The Free Will Baptist (December 22, 1897).

For related material see: William E. Clarke Papers, #269.

Administrative information
Custodial History

June 4, 1973, 5 items; Papers (1868-1897), including correspondence, a contract, and a newspaper. Gift of Mr. Smith, New Bern, N.C.

Source of acquisition

Gift of Mr. Smith

Processing information

Processed by D. Lennon, February 1975

Encoded by Apex Data Services

Copyright notice

Literary rights to specific documents are retained by the authors or their descendants in accordance with U.S. copyright law.

Key terms
Farm tenancy--North Carolina--Craven County
Forest conservation--North Carolina
Plantations--North Carolina--Craven County
United States--Politics and government--1865-1869

Container list
Folder os1 The Free Will Baptist, 2, December 1897